Quotes of Balance

“ It may make your blood boil and your mind may not be changed, but the practice of listening to opposing views is essential for effective citizenship. It is essential for our democracy. ”

- Barack Obama

“ The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. ”

- Euripides

“ We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves. ”

- Francis J. Braceland

“ What I dream of is an art of balance. ”

- Henri Matisse

“ So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ Order is not pressure which is imposed on society from without, but an equilibrium which is set up from within. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men — the balance-wheel of the social machinery. ”

- Horace Mann

“ Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends. ”

- Plutarch

“ If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure. ”

- John Bright

“ The politician is like an acrobat: He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes. ”

- Bette Midler

“ A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence. ”

- David Hume

“ In Giving, a man receives more than he gives; and the more is in proportion to the worth of the thing given. ”

- George McDonald

“ Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? ”

- Stephen Hawking

“ I mean your borrowers of books - those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes. ”

- Charles Lamb

“ The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. ”

- Euripides

“ Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use. ”

- Peter Mere Latham

“ Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ”

- Anais Nin

“ So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ The theater is a great equalizer: it is the only place where the poor can look down on the rich. ”

- Will Rogers

“ Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares. ”

- Peter Ustinov

“ Where freedom is real, equality is the passion of the masses. Where equality is real, freedom is the passion of a small minority. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. ”

- George Santayana

“ The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity. ”

- Marcel Proust

“ Words are a pretty fuzzy substitute for mathematical equations. ”

- Isaac Asimov

“ Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. ”

- Maxwell Maltz

“ Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise. ”

- George Orwell

“ My private measure of success is daily. If this were to be the last day of my life would I be content with it? To live in a harmonious balance of commitments and pleasures is what I strive for. ”

- Jane Rule

“ Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself. ”

- Jessye Norman
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